Coolum Beach SLSC Blog

Peter Lambert Vale

Jun 13, 2019

It is with much sadness that Coolum Beach Surf Lifesaving advises of the passing of Life Member Peter Lambert on 28 May 2019. Born in Sydney 12 June 1926 Peter learned to swim at a young age in the Manly pool and surf. Peter and his family moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1940 living at Buderim and joining the Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club in 1943.
As a strong swimmer, Peter competed in the belt race winning the North Coast Championships only to be later disqualified because the linesman removed seaweed from the line. Peter was a highly regarded architect who designed the iconic 1962 “shark tower” Coolum Beach clubhouse which became a much loved Sunshine Coast landmark until it was replaced in 1985.
Retiring to Coolum Terrace in the 1980s Peter was a foundation member of the famous 79’ers early morning swimmers along with Cole King and Ron Hooper.
The club offers their sincere condolences to Peter’s family. Peter will be sadly missed by club members and all who knew Peter are welcome to attend a memorial service to be held in the Large Function Room at the Coolum Beach Surf Club on 22 June from 11am.
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Notice of Annual General Meeting

May 23, 2019

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Coolum Youth Have a Ball at Sunshine Coast Youth Ball

May 07, 2019

Eleven youth and two chaperones from Coolum Surf Club had a fun night out at the annual Youth and Cadet Ball on Sunday night at the Kawana Surf Club. The ball gives these awesome teenagers the opportunity for a fun night out. There is also acknowledgement of the important work that they do patrolling our beaches and the outstanding volunteer hours and various activities they participate in throughout the season. Special shout out and Congratulations to Faith Liberato for being nominated for the “Outstanding Youth Award”

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Aussie Titles 2019

Apr 09, 2019

Last week the Coolum Beach Surf Sports team headed south to the Australian Lifesaving Championships held at Broadbeach SLSC on the Gold Coast. There were some fantastic results in both individual and team events. Every day of the 10 days of competition saw challenging weather & surf conditions with all members stepping up to tackle head on!
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Coolum Surf Life Saving Club and Mosaic Property Group join forces to keep beachgoers on time

Apr 09, 2019

As one of the most beautiful beaches on the Sunshine Coast and Queensland, it wouldn’t be hard to lose track of how long you’d spent in the sun on popular Coolum Beach.

The good people of Mosaic Property Group recently approached Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club to run the ‘Coolum Community Cause’ they would later donate to the club – the only catch? It had to be a fantastic idea nominated by the locals.

With the two founding Directors of Mosaic being Sunny Coast locals themselves and having two developments located in Coolum Beach only a short walk to the club, they felt the SLSC would be a worthy organisation to support – whilst also involving other keen community members.

Chris Boyle, Mosaic’s Community Engagement Manager, spends a great deal of time getting to know the neighbours of both developments, Drift by Mosaic and soon to be released, First Bay by Mosaic.

“Mosaic always commits to investing into the areas we build in long term; Coolum Beach was an extremely important location for Mosaic to demonstrate this commitment, given the passionate nature of the locals.” said Chris.

“We put out the initiative to the residents mid-2018 and loved some of the responses we received. From binoculars to view the whales to lifesaving equipment, in the end it was narrowed down to a final three for voting by the SLSC committee.”

Drum roll, please…the winning initiative was an external digital clock which displays the time and temperature. Mounted high on the balcony overlooking the pacific, all beach-goers can now benefit from knowing the exact amount of time they’ve got until their next application of 50+ sunscreen, and keep an eye on those high Queensland summer temps. Even those having a surf or swimming in the ocean can read it with the viewing range extending 200 metres plus.

The donation has also come at perfect timing, with the club currently celebrating 100 years of keeping the beach safe with volunteer patrols commencing at Coolum Beach on Easter Sunday in 1919. The clock is a fitting reflection of this great milestone, so make sure you head to the club and check it out.

Clock fit out and install by FabSigns & Designs.

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A March to Remember

Apr 05, 2019

Coolum Beach Lifesavers will again this year be participating in the Coolum/Peregian Dawn service and with special involvement also this year at the Yandina/Eumundi RSL taking place from 10:45am. The day is for remembering all who have served in war including those from our Surf Club especially the seven young Coolum Lifesavers from the Yandina Maroochy River District who made the supreme sacrifice while serving their country in WW2. Six of these seven men are honoured on Yandina’s Cenotaph Read More

Clubs Latest Patrol Members

Mar 29, 2019

Last Sunday saw our newest volunteer patrol recruits put through their paces by assessors Gail, Jarrod and Chris.

Kim, Amauri, Samantha, Paul, Karen, Stephen, Ky, Lishona and Greg are all new members to our club and will be joining the last six weeks of patrol before our volunteers take a well-earned break from May. Kaitlin and Karina upgraded their current awards to gain Bronze Medallions also.

The group’s trainer John has been training them over the past eight weeks with the assistance of Lindsay. Thanks to everyone involved for their time and effort.

Our clubs next Bronze course will be commencing in a few months’ time so if you would like more details on how to join our volunteer lifesavers when they resume in September please contact the admin office 07 5446 1148 (ext 7).

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Gold, Silver & Bronze to Coolum Beach SLSC

Mar 20, 2019

What an awesome weekend for Coolum at the SLSQ Queensland State Titles held at Broadbeach. Well done to everyone who competed. The club had excellent results from all competitors with a number making finals and bringing home medals.

The U19 Male Surf Boat crew consisting of Max C, Matthew L, Flynn M, Connor T took out 1st place. Gold also went to Steve S in the Beach Flags and Jodi W in the Rescue Tube Race. A silver medal went to Janina C in the 2km beach run. A number of bronze medals also added to the medal tally for Coolum – Jodie W in the Surf Board Race, Anthony W in the Rescue Tube Race, the female Surf board relay team of Janina C, Eleanor D and Jodie W; Mens Open Surf Team, Greg B, Riccardo C, Ian N and Anthony W and the Open Mens Double Ski with Ken C and Basil C.

A huge thankyou to our officials Sharleen S & Jason B and to Caleb T & Faith L for the last minute hussle to get IRB water cover. They were put under the pump and they stepped up and delivered in fine form! Also note that Noosa SLSC helped out with loaning us an IRB. Biggest thanks saved till last, Club Captain Mick S pretty much pulled this whole weekend together.

The Surf Sports team is now gearing up for the Aussie Titles at the end of the month back down at the Gold Coast.



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2019 Coolum Beach SLSC Charity Golf Day

Mar 08, 2019

Last Friday saw our annual Brad Read Design Group Charity Golf Day at Peregian Golf Course which was again an outstanding success with all players enjoying the day on the golf course with varying results. Read More

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